IEC Registration

Rs. 2447/- (All Inclusive)

IEC Registration including Govt Fees

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Import Export Code Registration

Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is a key business identification number which is mandatory for Imports or Exports. No person shall import or export except under the IEC number allotted by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). An importer or exporter needs the IE Code and GST Registration to clear the Goods from the customs. Therefore it is mandatory to obtain Importer Exporter Code to start import or export business.

Consequent upon the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the year 2017, the IEC being issued is the same as PAN of the business entity. However the IEC is still be issued by the DGFT separately.

Earlier the Importer Exporter Code used to be valid for lifetime. However, vide its notification number 58/2015-2020 dated 12th February, 2021, the DGFT has amended the provision related to IEC. As per the notification the IEC holder is required to update the IEC electronically every year from April to June. If there are no changes to the particulars of the IEC holder, then also the updation and confirmation are required from the IEC holder.

How much does it cost to register IEC?

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Regular

IEC Registration

Rs.2447/-
  • Importer Exporter Code - IE Code application
  • Including Government Fee
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Silver

IEC with Udyam Registration

Rs.3287/-
  • Importer Exporter Code - IE Code application
  • Including Government Fee
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Gold

IEC with Udyam and GST Registration

Rs.4147/-
  • Importer Exporter Code - IE Code application
  • Including Government Fee
  • Udyam Registration
  • GST Registration
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Documents required for IEC Application

Type of Business
Document Requirement
Proprietorship
  • Scanned passport size photograph of the proprietor
  • Scanned copy of PAN Card of proprietor
  • Scanned copy of one of – Passport (first & last page) / Voter’s I’d Card (both sides), Driving License
  • Scanned copy of proof of business address. It can be sale deed in case of self-owned premises or rent agreement with consent supported by latest electricity bill / telephone bill.
  • A cancelled cheque bearing printed name of the applicant. In case cheque does not have printed name of applicant, a Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A may be given.
Partnership Firm
  • Scanned passport size photograph of the managing partner
  • Scanned copy of the firm’s PAN Card
  • Scanned copy of one of – Passport (first & last page) / Voter’s I’d Card (both sides), Driving License of the managing partner
  • Copy of the Partnership Deed
  • List of all the partners with their addresses
  • Scanned copy of proof of business address. It can be sale deed in case of self-owned premises or rent agreement with consent supported by latest electricity bill / telephone bill.
  • A cancelled cheque bearing printed name of the applicant. In case cheque does not have printed name of applicant, a Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A may be given.
Private Limited Company / Limited Liability Partnership or Section 8 Company
  • Scanned passport size photograph of the one of the Designated Partners / Directors
  • Scanned copy of the applicant PAN Card
  • Scanned copy of one of – Passport (first & last page) / Voter’s I’d Card (both sides), Driving License of the Designated Partners / Directors
  • Certificate of Incorporation issued by the ROC
  • List of all the partners with their addresses
  • Scanned copy of proof of business address. It can be sale deed in case of self-owned premises or rent agreement with consent supported by latest electricity bill / telephone bill.
  • A cancelled cheque bearing printed name of the applicant. In case cheque does not have printed name of applicant, a Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A may be given.
Society or Trust
  • Scanned passport size photograph of the one of the Secretary / Managing Trustee
  • Scanned copy of the applicant PAN Card
  • Scanned copy of one of – Passport (first & last page) / Voter’s I’d Card (both sides), Driving License of the Secretary / Managing Trustee
  • Registration Certificate of the Society / Trust
  • List of all the Trustees / Office bearers
  • Scanned copy of proof of business address. It can be sale deed in case of self-owned premises or rent agreement with consent supported by latest electricity bill / telephone bill.
  • A cancelled cheque bearing printed name of the applicant. In case cheque does not have printed name of applicant, a Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A may be given.
HUF
  • Scanned passport size photograph of Karta
  • Scanned copy of the HUF PAN Card
  • Scanned copy of one of – Passport (first & last page) / Voter’s I’d Card (both sides), Driving License of the Karta
  • Registration Certificate of the Society / Trust
  • Scanned copy of proof of business address. It can be sale deed in case of self-owned premises or rent agreement with consent supported by latest electricity bill / telephone bill.
  • A cancelled cheque bearing printed name of the applicant. In case cheque does not have printed name of applicant, a Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A may be given.

FAQs on IEC Registration

What is IE Code?

IE Code or IEC or Importer Exporter Code is a ten characters unique number allotted by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) to all the importers and exporters.

Why is IEC required?

IEC is a ten characters unique number allotted by the DGFT to all the importers and exporters. It is required by any person who is into imports or exports in India.

How do I get IEC certified?

IEC Registration is fairly easy. You can create a login on the DGFT website, apply for the IEC online, attach required documents and submit them. You will be allotted the IEC on payment of Government Fee. However, it is advised to get help of an expert to complete the process smoothly and on time.

Is IEC Registration free?

There is a Government Fee of Rs. 500 for new IEC allotment. The Government fee for modification of details in the IEC is Rs. 200.

Is IEC compulsory?

Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is a key business identification number which is mandatory for imports to India or exports from India. No imports or exports can be made in or out of India without IEC unless it is specifically exempted. In short, IEC is mandatory if you are in business of imports or exports.

What is validity of the IEC?

IEC is valid for lifetime. However vide its notification number 58/2015-2020 dt. 12th February, 2021, the DGFT has amended the IEC related provisions and accordingly the IEC holder has to complete the KYC annually during April to June.